Monday, May 31, 2010

Dance Recital Take 1-Dress Rehearsal

I took lots of pictures…so get ready for picture overload!!  Blakely had her first dance recital last week.  She has been asking for months every time I took her to dance practice -  is today my dance recital.  She was beyond thrilled to put on makeup and get on the stage!   Unfortunately Blakely came down with tonsillitis on Sunday-her first day of practice on the big stage.  She felt horrible, but they have very strict rules-if you don’t attend the two practices before the recital you can’t be in the recital.  So we gave her some ibuprofen (it works wonders) and headed to practice.  You honestly couldn't tell you was sick at all, besides the drooling (a lovely side effect of tonsillitis).   So on Monday morning we headed to the doctor and got antibiotics.  That afternoon we had dress rehearsal.  I really thought she wasn’t going to make it, but she took a long nap and started to feel a little better.  She was so excited about putting on make-up!  Lilly was still taking a nap when she was getting ready and she said, “oh mommy, Lilly is going to think I am so pretty when she wakes up, she is going to love it.”  What is so funny when Lilly woke up she saw Blakely and said, “so pretty.”   These pictures are from the dress rehearsal-you are not allowed to take any pictures at the actual recital of them on stage.  Blakely did such a wonderful job.  She really is good and knew all her dances.  Her teacher told me after the recital that she is so good and that she always does what they tell her and they only have to tell her once and she does it-can they come live with us…hahahaha.  I’m sure she will be taking dance for years to come.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Mommy and Lilly

While Daddy and Blakely where on their date Lilly and I stayed home.  We popped popcorn and watched Sleeping Beauty.  She was such a little sweetie pie!!

Blakely and Daddy

Blakely and Daddy went to the Razorback Baseball game last weekend together.  They said they had the best time.  Blakely LOVES going on “dates” with her daddy.

I took this one of B before they left for the game.  IMG_0989

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Videos from B's Graduation

Here are a few video clips from Blakely's Graduation. I only started recording in the middle of the songs. At the end of the second video it is not me laughing...It is the girl in front to me.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Blakely’s Graduation

Miss Blakely graduated from preschool this year.  Actually she is going to preschool again next year because they changed the date to start Kindergarten  so she is missing it my 9 days.  We knew this going into this school year, but we went ahead and put her in the 4 year old class since she was 4.   We also thought about not letting her graduate this year and totally missing the program, but this girl knew all about graduation-they practiced a lot at school-so there was no way she would have missed it.  So we will have two years of preschool graduation.   There class performed two songs, quoted scripture and then sang a song as a school.  It was a really great program and all the kids did a wonderful job!  Blakely loved singing and dancing to all the songs.  I of course was a proud mommy.   I have a few videos that I will upload soon. 

Blakely has learned SO MUCH this year.   The 4 year old program at her preschool  is truly an academic program to prepare them for Kindergarten.  I know that she would be prepared to go to Kindergarten if she were to go this next school year, but I’m glad she is staying home with me one more year.   I hope this next school year she can learn to have more confidence in herself and that I will be ready for her to go.   I will tell you it has been hard explaining to her why she can’t go with the rest of the kids in her class.   It least we will have the summer to hopefully forget about  the word “Kindergarten.”

The Family Our Little Happy GraduateIMG_0961 Blakely and her proud little sister-I love that they are holding hands…they can be sweet to each other when they want to beIMG_0962 Her classIMG_0964 Blakely and Miss Rachel-They will MISS each other next year!!IMG_0965_edited-1 Jackson and Blakely-these two keeping being silly together and his mom and I were snapping pictures of them-we laughed because it looked like he was trying to give her a smooch…IMG_0966 Mrs. Sheena and her classIMG_0969 Brant and BlakelyIMG_0970 Performing IMG_0976 Blakely and Miss Sheena  giving her her diplomaIMG_0982Blakely took this picture of me and Miss Melissa(Rachel’s Mom)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Blakely School Spring Pictures

Blakely Spring 2010 Blakely Spring 2 2010 Blakely Spring 3 2010

These are Blakely’s Spring pictures from school.   It is hard to believe that she will be 5 in almost 3 months.  Preschool Graduation (take 1) coming next.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Spring Pictures-Blakely and Lilly

B and L Spring 2 2010 B and L Spring 3 2010B and L Spring 2010

These were taken at Blakely’s school.  Michelle (who took the pictures) let me put Lilly in a few of them. 

More Easter Pics


These were taken after church on Easter.  As you can tell…Lilly was not in the mood for pictures that day.